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  • United Way surpasses last year's campaign total

    United Way of Central Kentucky is inching closer to its record-setting goal for the 2011 fundraising campaign.

    The agency has surpassed last year’s total, collecting $947,650 as of Thursday afternoon, according to Executive Director Christopher Wilborn. The 2010 campaign finished around $942,000.

    Wilborn said the total is more than 92 percent of the $1,025,000 the campaign hopes to collect by the close of its campaign at the end of February. If successful, it would shatter the previous record of $1,013,779 collected in 2007.

  • Education officials request state money

    Area educators agree with colleagues across the state who are stressing the importance of providing more money for education.

    All superintendents and a staff member from each district throughout the state were invited to join the Kentucky Education Association in a news conference Wednesday morning.

    The conference’s aim: Helping convince state legislators and Gov. Steve Beshear there is an urgent need for school funding. Educators encouraged officials to reverse four years of state cuts to services they say support teaching and learning in public schools.

  • Abdullah White captured at Louisville motel

    Late Wednesday night, police arrested a Radcliff man seen fleeing in a white Toyota Camry at the site of Kristie Allen’s death last Friday in LaRue County.

    No one has been charged in her death.

    Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Abdullah White, 35, at an Econo Lodge Motel on Preston Highway in Louisville. He is charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

    A combined effort led to finding White.

  • Radcliff health expo offers info for all ages

    Hardin County residents looking for a fresh, healthy start in 2012 can gain some helpful hints Saturday at Radcliff’s Health and Wellness Expo at Colvin Community Center.

    For the last four years, Radcliff has organized its health expo in early January, said Lori Jury, recreation director at Colvin. This year the event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    “January seems to be the time of year for health and wellness,” Jury said.

  • A life transformed: Cancer prompts Magnolia man to re-evaluate health

    For Eli Whitlock, a cancer diagnosis led him to one of the healthiest times in his life.

    The 25-year-old Magnolia resident lost more than 100 pounds after deciding to change his lifestyle after receiving a cancer diagnosis four years ago.

    Whitlock was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the summer of 2008 and had surgery days after learning of the disease. He didn’t need any other treatment to become cancer-free and he felt he “got off pretty lucky with that,” he said.

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  • Two charged in murder attempt following E'town shooting

    Elizabethtown police arrested two Radcliff residents Tuesday related to an attempted murder after a gunshot was heard on North Mantle Avenue.

    An argument Tuesday morning about illegal drugs culminated in a shot being fired, said Sgt. Tim Cleary with the Elizabethtown Police Department. Stacey G. Ford, 30, and Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, were arrested without incident Tuesday evening.

    According to police, Kennedy drove to a North Mantle residence where Ford got out of a car, produced a Kimber .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and fired a shot at a man’s head.

  • Abdullah White arrested at Louisville motel

    A Radcliff resident wanted in connection with a LaRue County homicide last weekend was found Wednesday night at a Louisville motel on Preston Highway, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Abdullah R. White, 35, reportedly was seen fleeing the murder scene in the victim's vehicle that was later found in Taylor County.

    Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force developed information leading to White's arrest. He has been charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Just call him 'Tim'

    After a year of managing Hardin County’s largest city, Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker maintains the type of mild-mannered disposition he held while operating a small business and serving as a member of Elizabethtown City Council for more than a decade.

    The soft-spoken Walker said his goal was to create an environment where employees looked upon him as a co-worker rather than a boss.